MC cable to outdoor box...does a connector exist?

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Old 10-21-06, 11:19 AM
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MC cable to outdoor box...does a connector exist?

I want/need to pull MC into an outdoor receptacle box, but thru the back which is threaded. I don't think the regular MC connectors used for the metal boxes will work. Haven't tried yet though.

Does a connector exist that can make this possible? I'm assuming it does so it someone could post a link with a photo that would be great.

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Old 10-21-06, 11:48 AM
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Any standard MC connector of the screw-in (and not push-in) type will work. You just won't need the lock-nut on the inside of the box. Send it to me for a spare.
 
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thanks. I wasn't aware the screw-in type existed.
 
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Old 10-21-06, 12:11 PM
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If the mc is exposed and considered to be in a wet location, there are requirements that need to be considered when doing this. As well, the connector needs to be listed for use in a wet environment.

If the box is merely on the outside of the wall and your access is through the wall, you should be safe if the box is sealed to the wall.
 
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if it was considered a wet location, I would not be using MC in the first place.

This is a recessed box within an outside wall.
 
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you don;t need to get nasty.

MC is acceptable in wet locations given certain criteria. As well, without that info posted nobody here knows exactly what you are doing. I also do not know what knowledge you have regarding the allowed use of MC cable.

I was simply trying to be helpful and then you go and hurt my feelings. A pox on you. (just kidding) but really all it was was intended as assistance.
 
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yep my bad. Won't happen again. Thanks for the info, it was helpful.
 
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